Following the ceremony Cardinal Seán Brady, archbishop of Armagh and Primate of All Ireland, said: “I am very pleased to be in Rome today, the Feast of the Epiphany of Our Lord Jesus Christ, with Cardinal Desmond Connell, Bishop Noel Treanor and Bishop Donal McKeown, to attend the episcopal ordination of Monsignor Charles Brown, the recently appointed Apostolic Nuncio to Ireland.”
He also thanked the Pope for having appointed Archbishop Brown to Ireland. Prior to his appointment the newly-ordained nuncio had worked in the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith since 1994.
Cardinal Brady added that he wished Archbishop Brown many blessings in his new role.
“I am confident that he will do excellent work in both forging strong and fruitful diplomatic links between Ireland and the Holy See to the mutual advantage of both States, and, in the promotion of renewal of the Church in Ireland,” he said.